Rock ’n’ roll history: Learn about Buddy Holly.
“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” takes viewers on a quick adventure through Buddy Holly’s career in the 1950s that helped shape rock ’n’ roll. The Texas native was known for hits like “La Bamba.” North Carolina Theatre will present a production of the show. $25-$90; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
Working 9 to 5: Check out Dolly Parton’s take on workplace drama.
Dolly Parton’s song “9 to 5” is well-known to fans, but even those less familiar with the larger-than-life country star can appreciate the theatrical production that tells the story of three women who have had enough of their boss. This production is based on the book by Patricia Resnick and the subsequent 1980 film. $12-$20; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre, 7713-51 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh.
Food truck rodeo: Grab some street food in North Raleigh.
The Plantation Point Food Truck Rodeo will feature local trucks like Sarge’s Chef on Wheels, Chick-N-Que, Sonny’s Southern Chicken, Shrimp & Fish Fry and Stuft baked potatoes. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; Plantation Point Farmers Market, 6250 Plantation Center Drive, Raleigh.
Move your feet: Have a kid-friendly dance session with a professional dancer.
American Dance Festival faculty member Michelle Gibson will stop by Marbles Kids Museum to give children a chance to get moving as part of Marbles’ Project Dance. Gibson specializes in hip-hop dance, but any and all dancers are welcome. Free for members, $5 for non-members; 1 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday; Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh.
Ready, set, grow: See the competitive side of facial hair.
The 2015 Oak City Beard & Mustache Assembly Competition welcomes all bearded residents to show off their facial hair. With several categories for mustaches and beards, including one for ladies to make their own beard, there is sure to be something for everyone. The Oak City Beard & Mustache Assembly is a service-based organization that celebrates facial hair while giving back to the Raleigh community. This year’s competition will benefit the Raleigh Rescue Mission. $10 online, $15 at the door; 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; The Pour House Music Hall, 224 S. Blount St., Raleigh.